Thursday, March 29, 2012

Becton’s Birthday

Where to even begin…William Becton Spencer was born Tuesday, March 20 at 6:39pm at 7lbs, 6oz and 20 inches long…and our lives will never be the same again!

Because I had been showing some advanced pre-labor progress in my check ups for a few weeks, we decided with our Doctor to go ahead and schedule an induction for Tuesday the 20th to get baby Becton here! No one really thought I would actually make it to induction day but come Monday night, little man was still holding out so we went ahead and started preparing to go to the hospital the next morning.

We were told to report at 7am on Tuesday…and just for future records it was POURING rain all night and when we left the house. A bunch of stop lights were down from the storm so traffic was terrible and we actually ended up arriving at the hospital a little late.

After getting checked in, they took us back and got us all settled into to the labor and delivery room where we would wait for labor to progress and Becton to arrive. The day was full of anticipation and around 6pm the nurse told us we were ready to start pushing. Before we knew it, our baby had officially entered the world.

This last week and few days has been filled with so many emotions and events that I don’t know how to process it all or put it into words. We are more in love with this little guy than we could have ever imagined before his birth. I simultaneously want to laugh and cry with happiness every time I look at him and I love watching William with him and seeing him really embrace being a Dad. There are definitely times that are tough, but looking at his sweet face makes all the struggles, tiredness, pain etc seem insignificant. Here are some of my favorite pictures of the last 9 days…
Family photo before we head to the hospital

Our first family photo

Getting ready to go home from the hospital
Cuddling with Uncle Matt

Snuggled up after his first bath

Saturday morning snuggle time on Dad's chest...this outfit earned him the nickname "Frog Man" with dad.

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